I’m home alone for the first time in 2017. I’ve been overwhelmed with family time and laughs and love!! (In fact my sternum still hurts from laughing with my sister 10 days ago!) I’m so thankful for the time I’ve had with family and even more thankful for the peace I have to officially start … More Bring it, 17!
This has been a long time coming, and it was well worth the wait! Our home finally has an enclosed underbelly! ❤️ the house retains its heat better, It’s quieter, and it looks better! I’m So excited to close the chapter on the “functional repair phase” and begin the “cosmetic phase”!! Paint and trim and … More Hurray for Skirting!
I’ve already told you about our company coming Saturday, well, in addition to cleaning and decorating the house, we fit in a deck and stair install. It’s not perfect, like most of our projects, but it is sturdy and Gammy will be able to come up the stairs into the house finally!! The only thing … More “Decking” the Halls… and front of house…
I put the air filter in wrong, and my furnace froze. AC has been off all day and it’s hot in here! I hate it when I do dumb things! I’ve been so preoccupied the last few weeks, and it’s messing with me. I’ve been diving into Gods word so much lately because I’m at … More I Messed Up
While I was with my kiddos on vacation, Oklahoma got quite a bit of rain. Rain is a good thing, unless it completely saturates that rotten soffit and fascia you’ve been meaning to fix and it starts falling down. So this is what I came home to: This immediately prioritized our next project for us. … More Cody and Christine Take Work to New Heights!
Having a hobby homestead wasn’t the original plan when we laid this all out a little over a year ago. We wanted the land to work for us and have a self sustaining place to live. We aren’t there yet. So far we’ve put every dime we had into the place, which has also been … More Working to Fund Our Homestead Hobby
Living out in the country certainly has its challenges. Our low population area doesn’t get attention when the power goes out until the bigger cities get fixed, there aren’t many (and sometime aren’t any) contractor options to get help, running a well for water has its own set of challenges, and finally there is never … More Rats
I realized after taking a look at the site that we’ve made much more progress than it may seem at a glance and I wanted to update a few things to better document this journey ☺️ We’ve got the house in livable working order. We have rooms, beds, a functioning bathroom, a laundry room, and … More Updates… A Few Minutes to Breathe
My husband and I completed our very first counter and sink installation! I’ve been the official measurer, and if you’ve seen my work, you’re probably wondering why… But it’s actually working out really well and I’m getting better at it all the time! So I was in charge of measuring the sink hole. Everywhere … More Kitchen Countertop and Sink Install
ok, I’ll admit this title may be a little misleading. This post IS about installing our new bathtub but the emotions behind it weren’t necessarily the blues. It very easily could have been, but it turned out to be pretty hysterical instead. Let’s start at the beginning: We have a bathroom that is 60 inches … More Bathtub Blues